The prosecution of officials of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, indicted in the Diezani bribe saga continued today before Justice Mohammed Idris of the Federal High Court Ikoyi, Lagos with two of the accused persons, Christan Nwosu and Tijani Bashir acknowledging a receipt which indicated that they collected N268 million from Fidelity Bank, Ilorin, Kwara state.
A top investigator with the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on June 24, 2017 escaped death by the whiskers when gunmen opened fire on him in Port Harcourt, Rivers State. Mr. Austin Okwor an operative in the Property Fraud Section of the EFCC Zonal office in Port Harcourt, had closed late for the day and as he left office, he was suddenly accosted by a gang of daredevil hoodlums who opened fire on him. Luckily for him, he was able to shake off his assailants but not without sustaining some bullet wounds as they kept firing at him. He was rushed to a private hospital in Port Harcourt where he is receiving treatment. According to Ishaq Salihu, Head of the Zonal office, the incident has already been reported to the Police in Port Harcourt.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Friday, June 23, 2017, arraigned a Federal High Court judge, Justice Hyeladzira Nganjiwa, before Justice Adedayo Akintoye of the Lagos State High Court sitting in Igbosere, Lagos on a 14-count charge bordering on unlawful enrichment and giving false information to the EFCC.
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja has adjourned to July 7, 2017 the trial of a cousin to former President Goodluck Jonathan, Azibaola Robert; his wife, Stella and their company, One Plus Holdings, after a stunning revelation by the tenth prosecution witness, David Nkpe, on how One Plus shared to various companies the sum of $40million received from the Office of the National Security Adviser, ONSA.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC in partnership with the Creative Youth Initiative against Corruption, CYIAC today, June 22, 2017 presented gifts (Net Books) to winners of the three months intensive creative programme embarked upon to curb corruption through creative development. The students between ages 9 -14, showcased their talents in painting, drama, poetry and singing.
Justice I. M. Sani of the Federal High Court, Akure, on June 19, 2017 convicted and sentenced one Dr. Martins Olurankinse to ten years imprisonment on a nineteen-count charge bordering on obtaining by false pretence brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, arraigned a former Minister of State for the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Jumoke Akinjide and one Olanrewaju Otiti before Justice J.O Abdul-Malik of the Federal High Court sitting in Ibadan, Oyo State on an amended 12-count charge bordering on money laundering to the tune of N650 million.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, has arraigned one Promise Tochi Nwalozie (a. k. a Ibrahim Lamorde) and Ohaji Ujunwa Raymond, before Justice H. I. O Oshomah of the Federal High Court, sitting in Port Harcourt, Rivers State on a 9-count charge bordering on conspiracy and obtaining money by false presence to the tune of $1,330.00 (USD).
Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court sitting in Maitama, Abuja on Thursday, June 22, 2017 struck out an application seeking an order dismissing the $1.6bn fraud charge preferred against Jide Omokore, an ally of a former Petroleum Minister, Diezani Alison-Madueke, and others by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC.